Penny Blue XO, distilled at Medine, the oldest operational distillery on Mauritius, which dates back to 1926, was first released globally in October 2013. Now, following the US and European success of the first batch, the Indian Ocean Company and Berry Bros. & Rudd Spirits have unveiled second batch of of Penny Blue XO Rum. Batch #002 comprised of rum aged in 22 Scotch, Cognac and Bourbon casks for between 5-11 years. By adding 10% of the award-winning Batch #001, this ensures some consistency to follow through from the initial release. This batch has a slight reduction in ABV from 44.1% for batch #001 to 43.2% for Batch #002.
Doug McIvor, spirits manager at Berry Bros. & Rudd, said: “Meticulously selecting the casks for maturation ensures each batch is distinct in character. The key is retaining a level of continuity in each batch to maintain the rich, smooth and fruity complexity that makes this single estate rum a real expression of intriguing complexity.”
Penny Blue XO Batch #002 is limited to only 7,000 bottles, available in the US, Europe and Mauritius. The recommended retail price is £40/€50/60$.